Yes that’s right – Jay got me my very own LC-A+ and it went on its very first out of town trip to Tagaytay yesterday! Nax. I can’t wait to see what the pics are like. I think half of the beauty of lomography is that you’re shooting in film still so there’s still that processing time where you’re forced to wait in anticipation for the outcome. And then half of it is that the pictures, more often than not, come out looking like a crayon box just exploded on it.
This is one of my fave shots of Jay and I (after our trip to Pangasinan in October). It’s the image I used for his happy 1 year anniversary card (as of October 16 🙂 but I just gave the card to him last week because we’ve been uber busy and I’ve been uber sick:
We went to Tagaytay to feature a new hotel in town, The Boutique Bed & Breakfast (click here to read the Click The City article; clipcast video will be broadcasted on Dec. 20 so you can really see what the entire place is like). It’s a neat spot with a unique concept and we were lucky enough to be able to chat it up with the operations managers/owners (or ’boutique keepers’), Allana and Happy.
First of all, it’s the only boutique hotel in Tagaytay. And then the whole modern/contemporary/Scandanavian feel is mixed in with a very Pinoy sense of hospitality. Upon check-in, you go into their little ammenities boutique and you get to pick-out your own lotion (we picked aloe vera), shampoo, conditioner (milk and honey), room scent (grapes), etc., from their own line called ‘Pamper Me.’ I was in heaven inhaling all of the yummy scents.
Each room has an LCD screen and ours happened to be quite a monstrosity, much to Jay’s content 🙂 We watched ‘The Emperor’s Club’ (with Kevin Klein) and a little of Clooney’s ‘Confessions of a Dangerous Mind’ (kind of dragged a bit and was too much for an overnight work trip). And of course, my guilty pleasure, the Tyra Banks show 🙂
The place had wifi everywhere and it’s definitely a hotel where you can go to escape but you can be accessible and (internet) connected, for better or worse. Their outdoor area is lovely and they have an awesome view of Taal. It would be a great place to throw a shindig of some sort, like an outdoor party with a DJ… hmmm…. I wish they had a little pool area. Then it would be like Kudeta in Bali!
We ventured out for dinner and ended up at Carlo’s Pizza. That whole area with Kitaro, Starboockoos, Henlin, etc., was virtually empty and Jay and I relished in the peace and quiet of it all over pizza, pasta and mushroom soup. We were so happy just to be away from Manila’s mayhem, even just for a night. And even if it was for work. That’s the great part about our job… we get to meet a lot of interesting people and we get to see a lot of neat places when we’re on assignment.
But when we’re in Makati, Jay sees my back all day because he sits behind me in his editing hub.
The anticipation is killing me. I want to see what my lomo shots look like! But I have a couple more shots to go. Until the next… Sampai lagi… Hasta luego… Baboosh. Clearly I’m tired.